Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
We are already halfway trough the month of Rajab, none the less, the information about this month is important to all Muslims.
Rajab, being the seventh month of the Islamic calendar is a stepping
stone to the auspicious months of Shabaan and Ramadaan. Rajab is
from the Ashur Hurum (Sacred months), one of four such months in
which battles were prohibited. When the moon of Rajab was sighted
Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) would recite the following
“Allahumma baarik lana fee rajaba wa sha'bana wa ballighna ramadaan”
“Oh Allah! grant us blessings in the month of Rajab and Shabaan, and
make us reach the month of Ramadhaan”
(Shu'abul-Imaan & Ibnus Sunni)
This Dua should be recited regularly in the month of Rajab and
Shabaan. In preparation for Ramadaan, the relevance of Rajab maybe
understood as the month to sow seeds (good actions), Shabaan is the
month in which we should water those seeds (with tears of remorse)
and Ramadaan is the month in which we reap the harvest.
Whilst the arrival of Ramadaan is certain, no person is guaranteed
reaching Ramadaan. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would
express his eagerness to be blessed with the month of Ramadaan from
Rajab. We should therefore become more inclined towards virtuous
deeds and Ibaadat in these months.
May Allah Ta’aala let us all reach Ramadaan and grant us the ability to
spend it in a manner that is most pleasing to Him. Aameen.